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Item details

Name of item: Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 42 Bacon Street, Grafton, NSW 2460
Local govt. area: Clarence Valley


The property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
42 Bacon StreetGraftonClarence Valley  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This single storey weatherboard clad Federation cottage is significant as part of a group of residences in Bacon Street which demonstrates housing styles between 1890 and 1930. The cottage is aesthetically pleasing, with its restored bullnosed verandah and contributes to the streetscape. A carport has been sensitively placed to the rear of the property.
Date significance updated: 13 Jul 15
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Physical description: Single storey weatherboard cottage with very steeply pitched iron roof, set within a large block. New bullnosed verandah being added to the front and side in 2005. Original windows have been replaced with aluminium. Unpainted brick chimney intact. Carport to rear. Additions to the rear. Picket fence to the street. No historically significant garden to the front. This cottage is built on the same alignment as those between 38 - 48 Bacon Street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Well maintained
Date condition updated:16 Jun 06
Modifications and dates: Additions at rear 1995
Restoration 2005-6 new verandah. New roof. Profile of the timber may indicate the house has been clad. Window replaced with aluminium.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: No readily available history. Council files do not contain sewer plans.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This originally four roomed cottage demonstrates growth in Grafton during the 1890s -1900s.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This federation cottage is significant as part of a group which demonstrates housing styles between1890 and 1930.
SHR Criteria g)
Representative of its type.
Integrity/Intactness: Restored with form and scale largely intact
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Recommended management:

Listed as part of a group of historic dwellings at 38, 40, 44, 46.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011I47523 Dec 11 2011-701 
Local Environmental Plan  10 Jun 11 2011-272 
Within a conservation area on an LEPClarence Valley Local Environmental Plan 2011C323 Dec 11 2011-701 
Within a conservation area on an LEP  10 Jun 11   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Grafton Community Heritage Study2004 J. Gardiner  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1640502

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